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've got to start over. >> three days since sandy and storm victims are still reeling and struggling to recover. >> five days until the election. both kaesdz on the road in the final battleground states. good morning and welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. we begin with the latest on the aftermath of the superstorm hurricane ire hurricane sandy. most buses are up and running again and they are free of charge. but most of lower manhattan still has no power and temperatures are dipping into the 30s and 40s. >> and there are no heartbreaking picture as long the jersey shore barrier islands. houses picked up, some just buried in the sand and governor chris christie who toured the destruction with president obama said some parts of the shore may never look the same again. >> the death toll reached 124 people with 56 in the united states. at least 28 in new york. and close to 5 million customers are still waiting for the power to come back on. >> cnn has the entire disaster zone covered this morning. our correspondents spanned
your vote. >>> the power is coming back and the gas is on the way, but some of sandy's victims are saying they're being ignored, and plunging temperatures are creating panic. >>> we talk about women as a social issue. excuse me, you know? half the population are not a social issue. >> she says it's dangerous war on u.s. soil and it could be decided by tuesday's election. my exclusive interview with feminist icon gloria staten isla island joochlt it is sunday, november 4th. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. so glad you're with us. we start this morning with the presidential election just two days away. president obama and mitt romney seem to be squeezing every last frequent flyer mile out of this campaign. they've got a combined 16 stops in eight states before heading home, and we'll be there for all of it. our correspondents are spread across the states to bring you all the up-to-date developments, so be sure to keep it right here. the flurry of activity means it's a close race, right? you could say that? take a look here. it shows likely voters evenly split, 48% to 48%.
the region, hundreds of thousands without power, nearly two weeks after superstorm sandy hit. we reported thisngoing dis'ser is man made, and i want to tell you about that tonight. keeping them honest. we begin with breaking news. a story that has slind sided the american intelligence community and still developing at this hour. general david petraeus resigned as director of the cia after admitting he an extramarital affair. they confirm to cnn that the investigators have been exploring tips on an affair with paula broadwell, his biographer. they tried to see if there was a potential security risk, in other words to see if petraeus could possibly be black mailed. petraeus is a highly respected, retired four-star general who commanded forces in both iraq and afghanistan. he was sworn in to run the cia a little over a year ago with vice president biden with his wife holly at his side. that was the swearing in. they've been married 35 years, have two grown kids. so how will this revelation exact the u.s. intelligence community? joining me now is fran townsend and bob baer and suzanne kelly.
>>> it is the last thing we need, people slammed by sandy now dealing with a nasty new storm of gusty winds, rain, and snow. >> compromise or confrontation? both sides in congress promise to work together to head off fiscal disaster, even as they disagree over how to do it. >> and up in the air. we're going on two days now since the election with several house races still too close to call. it is not over yet, everyone. good morning. welcome to "early start," everyone. >> nice to have you with us. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. up first, we're going to start with mother nature. she is showing absolutely no mercy. this morning the northeast is getting rocked again. it is a powerful nor'easter pounding a region already devastated by superstorm sandy. 600,000 people without power for nine days in new york and new jersey. some forced to evacuate or hunker down overnight in the face of 60 mile an hour winds, two to four foot storm surge and a half foot of snow. more than 1,000 flights were canceled in new york and philadelphia. the path train between new jersey and new york is back
. sandy knocked out the hospital's power, flooding then wiped out the fuel pumps in the basement, which were supposed to be fueling the generators. bottom of the hour, we'll talk to dr. sanjay gupta. he's got a live report for us from bellevue. john's got a lack at some of the other stories making news this morning. good morning. >> this morning, people in breezy point in queens are literally picking up the pieces of their lives. at least 110 neighborhood homes the burned in that massive fire during sandy. new york governor andrew cuomo toured the devastation yesterday. he spoke to victims and promised them the tight-knit community will rebuild. >>> we have some new developments is on stories we've been following this morning. the university of southern california has lifted a lockdown it put in place following a late-night shooting at a campus halloween party. the school department of public safety says shots were fired. following an argument between two men last night at usc's main campus in los angeles. one of the men was critically wounded. another three people were also shot. their
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nothing left. memories or anything else. everything is ruined. ruined. >> survivors of hurricane sandy still waiting for help. they are worrying about the future. good morning to you. welcome to "early start." >> it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. we are going begin with a sprint to the finish line. the last major hurdle in the way. the october jobs report will be released in three and a half hours. both the obama and romney campaign hope the numbers will help them in the race. it's too close to call right now. christine romans is going to have a look at it. christine? >> let's talk about what we are expecting in the final economic report before tuesday. in three and a half hours, we'll find out what happens for jobs and the unemployment rate. the expectation is the unemployment rate is 7.9%, picking up slightly with 125,000 jobs added in the month. the trend, though, is what is so important here, right? sometimes you get a little in the month. the trend is what's important. 7.8% was the unemployment rate when the president took office. last month, he's back to where he started. february, 20
to thank our military heroes. paradegoers in new york aided victims of superstorm sandy collecting winter coats for those hit hardest by the storm. at arlington national cemetery president obama laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns and then met with families who lost loved ones in the iraq and afghanistan wars. >>> lawmakers have pointed questions about the fbi's investigation into general petraeus' extramarital affair. they want to know why they weren't told, and they want to know if national security was breached. peter king talked to candy crowley today. >> it seems that this has been going on for several months and now appears that the fbi did not realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> petraeus resigned from the post as cia director friday and mitt head had an affair. and then sources said that the affair was with whiz biographer paula broadwell. more on that in a few moments. >>> bipartisan agreement appears to be in the work. charles schumer and lindsey graham says that their path including a tough love to citizenship. they tea
>> see you in one hour from now, all of the latest on the aftermath of sandy. piers morgan starts right now. >>> good evening. breaking news. looking live at staten island in new york, still under water three days after sandy's fury. this is the next problem, long lines at gas stations. drivers getting angry, very, very angry. 88 deaths and at least 37 in new york city. why is it taking so long to fix this? i'll speak to one of the top people at con edison. residents are pleading for help of the storm that tossed boats around like toys. i'll talk to some of them in just a moment. and another huge storm could hit next week. i'll talk to chad myers about that. in the wake of a superstorm, climate change. and five days until election day. listen to what mitt romney said in virginia beach earlier. >> would you want four more years where -- i think it will be helpful to have a president who actually understands job creation. >> our cnn orc pochlt shows obama at 50 and romney at 48. we begin with one of the hardest hit areas from hurricane sandy, staten island where the death toll conti
, thousands are still without power and basic necessities after superstorm sandy. >>> and the president just landed in thailand preparing to do what no sitting president has ever done before, visiting a neighboring country. it's sunday, november 18th. good morning, everyone. i'm victor blackwell sitting in this morning for randi kaye. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we start this hour in the middle east. there's a bit of hope for a negotiated cease-fire. leaders from egypt and france are trying to mediate. for the past five days israel and hamas have fired rockets and bombed one another, israeli air strikes have taken a heavy toll on gaza and hamas. right now israel is keeping open the possibility of a ground offensive. they've got 30,000 troopons the border with another 75,000 reservists being called up. now, i want to show you something that played out live on israeli television just a short time ago. watch this. what you're called is called an iron dome. this is egypt's defensive zone system. they're tracking down two rockets. at the end, the small puffs there, that's the signal
and volunteers who have come to the aid of superstorm sandy victims. >> i'm jason mcclendon from alabama. i want to give a shout out to my wife and my two sons and family members while i'm deployed overseas and tell them happy thanksgiving and go falcons. get 36 months interest-free financing through thanksgiving weekend at sleep train, and save $400, $500, up to $600 on beautyrest and posturepedic. even get 3 years interest-free financing on serta icomfort and tempur-pedic. plus, free same day delivery, set-up, and removal of your old set. when brands compete, you save. but mattress price wars ends sunday, thanksgiving weekend, at sleep train. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >>> the fragile cease-fire between israel and hamas could be derailed if hamas cannot keep its radical factions in check. wot him hamas may face a power vacuum make it harder to keep the peace with israel. >> hamas's ability to hold up its end of the cease-fire is depending how much control it has over its most dangerous militants. the leader of hamas's military wing last week. >> you believe i
bit of the effects from superstorm sandy, but travel looks to be clear right now. now delays that we have information on as of yet but we'll have more next half hour. >> all right. appreciate it. >>> in other news a massivefire tore through an entire city block. two firefighters were injured when a three-story building that made up the block collapsed. as many as 100 ffrs were on the scene. the building houses several businesses and apartments. no one else was injured. >>> in bangladesh, at least 17 were killed, two others injured. hundreds of the top floor were trapped by the flames. some jumped out of the windows trying to escape. search groups still haven't been able to reach all parts of the building. >>> and look at this massive fire on a yacht off the coast of miami. the coast guard said it was about to board the boat as part of the routine inspection when the fire broke out. the three passengers jumped into the water and were rescued. witnesses were shocked at how quickly that boat burned. >> by the time i got there, it started from the top of the vessel, the most or yacht and
in business post superstorm sandy. and don't strain your eyes on this map, but please try to note the dimmed outlines in lower manhattan on the left-hand side of your screen. those are the lines that are no-go, because of flooding or lack of power or both. and that's a big part of the city. still, a silver lining. bus and subway and commuter train rides are free today. free tomorrow. under new york's transportation emergency decree. travel by car, however, is pretty much a nightmare. and even if you can travel, take a look at these things. cars lined up for gas. filling stations need power too, and in new jersey where these scenes were shot, almost 2 million homes and businesses do not have power. so you're looking at a line that will lead eventually to a bp station in middletown, new jersey. look how long they waited. >>> and do you want to fly? that was the scene on tuesday, and guess what? now all three of the greater new york airports will be open today, including this airport, which looked like long island sound. it's laguardia. as recently as tuesday, tarmacs under water. really a rema
makes a difference. less than a week after sandy's fury, temperatures are dropping and anger is rising. among the storm tossed appliances and debris, no power. american flags flying proudly. people determined to vote if they can figure out where. a whopping 67% of voter as prove of the president's handling of super storm sandy. we begin with susan candiotti in rockaway. tell me what is the mood like. the approval rating for the president is pretty high. on the other hand, lots of people still suffering, what is the real mood, do you think? >> certainly in this area, piers, there's a mood of frustration. people here are torn and you can see why just look all around me. i'm standing on part of a board walk. this used to be part of a miles long board walk that ran along the ocean. sandy has broken it up and sent it down the streets. it's lined with all kinds of debris from homes flooded here. they have no power. no telephone service. only spotty cell phone service. the temperatures are plunging. what are they thinking about? how to clean up from all of this, and this is the backdrop for c
that magic number. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. one week since hurricane sandy and many victims saying they will get to the polls, come hell or high water. or in this case, both. but where will their polling places be? the scramble on the east coast ahead. >> this morning stephanie cutter from the obama campaign is going to be joining us, pennsylvania senator pat toomey is our guest, maryland congressman chris van hollen will be with us. arizona senator john mccain, the former white house press secretary bill burton and former treasury secretary larry summers all joining us this morning. and former mccain campaign adviser mark mckinney is with us. it's monday, november 5th, and a special edition of "starting point" live from the nation's capital begins right now. welcome, everybody. in 24 hours the campaign promises and those commercials finally stop and the american people will pick a president. this morning, a brand-new cnn/orc poll of likely voters have mitt romney and president obama in a dead heat, 49% apiece. both candidates are canvassing the critical swing states on this final
superstorm sandy here in the northeast. new york city and long island have now joined new jersey in imposing a gas rationing system. >> incredible. >> the odd/even day rationing is based on license plate numbers. mayor bloomberg and governor cuomo say it's designed to shrink extremely long gas lines and get the fuel supply back to normal. >> poor folks. fema is sending trailers into some of the areas hardest-hit by superstorm sandy. craig fugate says they have several hundred mobile homes that are available to help all the displaced residents in new york and new jersey. he said at least 40 trailers have already been dispatched. new york and new jersey officials will determine where the houses will be placed. >>> and ten days after the storm, hundreds of thousands of people in new york and new jersey, still in the dark. on long island the power authorities' inability to get the lights turned on in flood areas has new york's governor andrew cuomo just really ticked off. listen. >> they were specialized in doing this. and we paid them and we gave them a franchise because they represented themse
's bringing the northeast once again to its knees. thousands of superstorm sandy victims in new york and in new jersey enduring damaging winds and driving snow and bitter cold temperatures, all in the dark. as of 3:00 this morning, there are close to 700,000 customers in new york and new jersey, who don't have power. that number's rising. more than 1,500 flights have already been canceled, and just when service on the long island rail road was returning to normal, it was again suspended last night. team coverage of this early winter storm. susan candiotti is with us live from asbury park in new jersey. rob marciano is live in staten island, where they are reeling from last week's hurricane. so much damage there, rob. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. boy, they didn't need this. and we didn't actually expect to be this much snow. we knew there would be some snow, but not to the point where it was piling up. so this is an area where during the height of sandy, the storm surge was up and over my shoulders. so most of these homes, at least their first floor has been wiped
in new york city less than a week after sandy's fury, temperatures are dropping and anger is rising, amid storm-tossed appliance and debris with no power, with american flags flying proudly, the people of this community determined to vote if they can figure out where. here is why it is so important a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll find a whopping 67% of voters aprove of his handling of super storm sandy. susan candiotti is live for us in the rockaways -- susan candiotti in the rockaways. tell me what is the mood on the ground there like? we have seen the approval ratings for the president pretty high 67%. on the other hand, lots of people still suffering. what swt reis the real mood, do think? >> reporter: certain any this area, piers there is a real mood of frustration. people here are torn, you can see why. just look all around me, i'm standing on a boardwalk here, this used to be part of a miles long boardwalk that ran along the ocean and now, sandy had broken it up and has sent it down the streets and it's lined with all kinds of debris from homes that have been flooded here.
to regions. and let's get going. together. >>> there's a little good news for homeowners affected by sandy. sandy was not classified as a hurricane when it hit. businesses that help companies that lose revenue because of an unexpected shutdown, but it doesn't cover businesses that just lose power. the donation for relief efforts is rolling in. people are helping victims of sandy in near record numbers. that's this week's getting down to business. >>> it is time now for no talking points. the art of the political dodge, seems all politicians are skilled at it. with debate coaches, aids, analysts, speech writers, they should be. dodging that troubling question can be just as important as providing that game changing momentum building moment. for example. there's a topic change. >> texas has one of the highest rates of uninsured children in the country. over 1 million kids, you did not get an opportunity to respond to that. what do you say to -- how do you explain that? >> you can't have access to some of the finest health care in the world, but we have a 1200 mile border with mexico, and we
. five days after superstorm sandy, new york governor andrew cuomo said temporary fuel trucks will be deployed around the new york city area to alleviate the gas shortages. drivers will be able to fill up directly from the tankers. new yorkers can also get around the city a little easier now as well. >> 80% of the subway service has been restored. that is under literally, under one week, 80% of the subway service has been restored from what was horrendous damage. >> across the river in new jersey, there is gas rationing in 12 counties in an effort to cut don on wait times there. people have been waiting there in long lines for hours to gas up cars and get fuel for their generators. >> our jim clancy is in long beach, new jersey, which is on the jersey shore. it's very windy, and that cold front that is apparently going to move in this weekend, jim, give me an idea of what's happening there in terms of people trying to recover, pick up the pieces, move on, what? >> there's a major push going on long beach island today. they have brought in scores of heavy pieces of heavy equipm
on today. it's been nearly four days since superstorm sandy slammed into the east coast and this morning in many areas, it is still a dire situation. the death toll from the storm has been raised to 92 people in the u.s. 3.5 million customers along the eastern seaboard are still without power this morning. and the economic losses are just staggering. an estimated $30 billion to $50 billion. right now rescue agencies are trying to get food and water to those in need. gasoline, in very short supply in parts of new york and new jersey. long, long lines. now a common sight at many gas stations in the region. people waiting two, three, four hours to get to the pumps. sometimes just to find there's no gas left and yes anger is starting to spill over. some gas station owners have been closing their businesses to let tempers cool down. they're calling in police for help. it's not a good situation. homeland security secretary janet napolitano and top fema officials will visit staten island today to get a look at the devastation there caused by hurricane sandy. yesterday police found the bodies of
hurricane sandy devastation in new york yesterday flying over ravaged neighborhoods in queens, comforting devastated homeowners in the streets on staten island and reassuring they will come back and he will also be back. >> i came up here right after the storm, was on the jersey side, and i had promised to everybody that i was speaking on behalf of the country when i said we are going to be here until the rebuilding is complete. and i meant it. so i'm going to come back today, but i'm also going to be coming back in the future to make sure that we have followed through on that commitment. >> the recovery from sandy now has a point person. president obama named sean donovan, a new yorker, who is the secretary of the department of housing and urban development, as the go-to guy. >>> it is nine minutes past the hour. informative but not necessarily conclusive. that's how senate and house lawmakers describe realtime video and testimony about the attack on the consulate in bengha benghazi. senators say the video combines surveillance and drone footage. a source familiar with the hearing said t
evening. breaking news tonight in new york, where after days without power from hurricane sandy, the lights are beginning to slowly go back on in lower manhattan and beyond. it is slow, but it is happening. mayor michael bloomberg says most of the power in manhattan should return by midnight tonight, although some people will be left without it for another week. sandy is gone, but misery continues as so many devastated. today the death toll climbed to 97 people. staten island neighborhoods swept away. homeland security secretary janet napolitano toured the area, vowing to do everything she could to help. plus, after insisting this sunday's new york city marathon would go on, mayor bloomberg canceled the race. many were outraged the city would take valuable efforts away from the recovery efforts for the marathon. tonight, city hall and race officials have called it off. meanwhile, look at this. cars lined up for miles to get gas. drivers in some cases waiting 20 hours as the supply dwindles, fighting with each other. there's one report that a guy pulled a gun at one gas station.
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couple of weeks since the east coast ravaged by superstorm sandy. sints that sto since that storm hit, there's been an election, a standoff in florida's vote count, a damaging nor'easter, a potential fiscal cliff and a scandal at the top of the cia that forced the director to step down. and as you are learning all of this news and going about your life, a small community in eastern new york that was hammered by sandy has been waiting and waiting and waiting without power, without transportation, without food and in some cases without water. they have been waiting for help to arrive of any kind. it's unconscienable. victor blackwell is there. going into our third week now, how did these people, victor, fall through the cracks? >> reporter: it has not been very easy at all ashleigh. i just climbed up to the 14th floor to talk to mrs. doris hood. she has been here since the 28th and she walked down just once to vote. and then walked back up. she has no running water, she has no heat, no electricity, she has gas so she has her oven on and that's how she's keeping her apartment warm. we ha
by sandy. the visitors supply the gear and volunteers. the red cross supplies the food. before you can say loaves and fishes, the holiday dinners multiple. >> arkansas baptist state convention is capable of feeding 4,000 meals out of new york. it's another 10,000 or 15,000. >> many of the volunteers are actually using vacation time from work to help out. it's really nice. speaking of work, all kinds much family businesses are still drying out, still trying to clean up after hurricane sandy. as we hear from poppy harlow, many still don't know whether they will survive or not. >> right before superstorm sandy, the streets were quiet outside liberty industrial gas and welding. >> you know, that's less than ten minutes. >> reporter: this is nightfall as the waters begin to rise. >> at this point i think it's gone. >> reporter: at industrial park in red hook, brooklyn, sandwiched between two bodies of water. liberty is right here. we really had quite a surge because of the guanas and the river essentially meeting in this area. >> reporter: devastated. >> this is very hard for you permanently? >
cuomo making clear that america will see more superstorms like sandy. michael bloomberg saying the same thing. >> i think it has got ten worse. we are in big trouble and in congress whether or not there is global warming. >> the people the majority of americans believe we have climate problems. >> could it just be a global weather thing that may have happened 500 years ago you get pockets of this and we don't have the records to back that up? >> could it be that? >> i will answer the way that mayor block bergomberg answeredy he did today. yeah, what if you were wrong. we weren't prepared. how many times do we have to get punched in the face before we realize that somebody some pupching us in the face. >> chad, is this global warming is there any other explanation? >> it is the prime suspect. i don't have another one. the rain drops the moisture can get on the drops and get bigger, but i think probably sandy would have existed without global warming. the one degree warmer probably made the strong 10% stronger. if you double twind speed from 0 to 40 miles per hour. you have raised the for
hope in this god awful storm we just had, sandy. it devastated parts of virginia, hit my home state of delaware, parts of maryland, but it really clobbered new jersey and occupy through the coast. every morning and after this is over, i will be on another call with the president where we speak with all the governors of those affected states and i found it remarkable. they're all acting together. they're acting like when you and i got started in politics. i mean, we did -- the governor of delaware is a democrat. on this call with fema and the defense department, everyone, along with all the other governors, is saying when asked what can you do, what do you need, governor, he said, well, mr. president, i like to say to chris, to chris christie, look, delaware has been hit, but if you need any of our charity or anybody to put -- any generators, you have been hit more than we've been hit, so we'll send them to you. the governor of connecticut saying the same thing. the mayors of these cities. ladies and gentlemen, that is -- that is how people respond in a crisis now. that's how we have
just a week and a half after super storm sandy, this garden variety nor'easter is just wrong and it is cruel, you might say. and here is how some new yorkers would actually like to say something on television, this sucks. it just does. 60-mile-an-hour wind gusts? that's the kind of wind that knocks out power to tens of thousands of homes. people who probably already went without power for a week. businesses, also, that hadn't lost it during sandy or had just gotten it back, out again. storm surges threatening the water front areas and parts of connecticut that today have more than a foot of snow. cnn's deb feyerick is in the community of gerrittson beach in brooklyn. how the do things look there now, deb? >> reporter: you know, they don't look that great, actually, ashleigh. this entire area was under water after the hurricane. now it is covered with snow. look down this way. okay. the water is at the end of this block. cars coming up to us right now. but the water was at the end of the block. it was not considered an evacuation zone, zone a,because of the fact that there's a
. nor on the sentencing later in the hour. >>> folks in the northeast hit super hard by sandy are dealing with even more misery today. a nor'easter has now hammered the region with fierce winds and heavy snow. thousands of people in new york and new jersey who just got their power back on are once again without electricity in bone-chilling temperatures. debra is talking to folks in the garrison beach neighborhood of brooklyn queens. deb, tell us, a lot of folks, it must be devastating. they haven't had power since sandy, and now they're coping with yet another storm and the possibility that they're not going to have a power for quite some time. all right. i understand that we've lost deb there. we're going to get back to her as soon as we can. want to go and see if we can move on and we'll bring that to you later. people who, of course, are struggling because of sandy, they are getting a break from one wireless provider, thank goodness. they get some kind of break. verizon says it's going to waive all charges for text messages and calls between october 29, november 16th for th
superstorm sandy left behind in seaside heights, new jersey. he met with first responders who lost their homes. he also checked out the battered coastline by helicopter yesterday. president obama vows to help the area make a complete recovery. >> but the president's made it clear that we're going to do everything we can to make sure that the corps is fully funded, that fema has what it needs, and that all the programs that exist under the auspices of the federal government are not only continue to exist, but are funded, so that we can make sure that -- that -- that this area of the country is fully, fully, fully restored. >> the damage on the ground is just shocking when you look at it from the air, alina. it is just staggering. you can see just how fierce the storm was. about 600 customers still have no electricity in new jersey over the weekend. three weeks now, after the storm hit. >> i am alive. that's the message one of at least 11 men injured in that oil platform explosion in the gulf of mexico wanted to send his family. we're also getting a look at the explosion the very mom
fire for its slow response to super storm sandy. why is chief operating officer michael hervey is resigning at the end of this year. hervey has been the target of many angered residents left in the cold for over two weeks. he's been the target from andrew cuomo as well. >>> and this entrepreneur says he's in hiding this morning as police in belize try to solve a murder case. the very, very strange saga of security software tycoon john mcphee is coming up. >> very strange. very, very strange. [ lane ] your anti-wrinkle cream is gone... but what about your wrinkles? neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles in just one week. why wait if you don't have to. neutrogena®. [ female announcer ] almost nothing can dampen a baby's mood, when he wakes up dry in pampers. unlike other diapers, pampers has 3 absorbent layers, for up to 12 hours of protection overnight, and more beautiful mornings. ♪ pampers. peaceful nights. playful days. i just finished a bowl of your new light chicken pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories?
americans who are hurricane sandy victims, this super stom is now blamed for 110 tenths in this country. 1.5 million customers still no power. seven days later. and it is cold, folks. for the hardest-hit states of new york, new jersey and connecticut, this is another brutal day of recovery. mike bloomberg minced no words when he spelled out one of his most urgent concerns. >> the magnitude of the problem is we could have between 30,000 and 40,000 people that we're going to have to find housing for. we are working on it. we will continue to get this done. >> another very serious problem, finding gasoline. look at the lines. cars, home generators, a lot of them just don't have it. many stations don't have power so they can't pump the gas even if they do have it. the storm damage is keeping of tanker trucks from getting to where they need to to fill up those stations and the demand is emptying those stations' tanks when they do get filled. you can also expect sandy's aftermath to disrupt the voting tomorrow as well. mayor bloomberg saying as many as 143,000 new york city voters are going to h
in the aftermath of superstorm sandy. for more information on how to help hurricane victims, visit cnn.com/impact. that's this week's getting down to business. the wheels of progress haven't been very active lately. but because of business people like you, things are beginning to get rolling. and regions is here to help. making it easier with the expertise and service to keep those wheels turning. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. >>> the pictures have been coming in nonstop really for this israel/hamas fighting. >> the social media war that's going on, simultaneously with the fighting, and gaza, i militants in gaza. we will start off with the media. we have been following the latest here at the international desk coming in from twitter feeds. this is the militant wing of hamas. this is one of the latest pictures they have put on twitter a few hours back, talking about an israeli massacre occurring in gaza today. you can see a lot of pictures coming through. lately a lot of pictures th
others in new york and new jersey. they're helping areas hit hard by superstorm sandy. >> you ready to do this thing? >> these volunteers are spending the day lending a hand on staten island. volunteers are treating storm victims to a special having day deal. give me an idea what kind of turn out is expected and how grateful i'm sure people there are. >> reporter: there's a sense of emptiness. here is a bit of hope. this is one of the thanksgiving day meals that was prepared within two groups. the liquid church group got together to help the folks in staten island. they got money and supplies. they are helping people gut their homes. they've got fans that are filled with food and wheelbarrows and brushes and rakes. they weren't even thinking about thanksgiving. i want to speak to todd millson. you came out to participate today. >> i think that thanksgiving is day of giving thanks. we can have our thanksgiving any day. these people really need us right now. my wife is here running this block party. we came out to help the people. we're thankful for the opportunity to come out here and do t
? >>> superstorm sandy also affecting your vote. it's hard to get to the polls when you can't gas up your car. >>> and rg3, the fabulous rookie, may have lost the game for the redskins, but he could have decided the election. have decided the election. "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. just a warning, mitt romney will begin speaking any moment in sanford, florida. that's near orlandorlando. when mitt romney takes the mike we'll take you to florida live. on with the newscast. counting down and knotted up just hours before americans head to the polls, a presidential race that's too close to call. according to our new cnn/orc poll barack obama and mitt romney are tied at 49% among likely voters. today that has both men racing across key battleground states. here's a look at the rest of his day. as you can see in red, he then travels on to virginia, ohio and new hampshire. president obama in blue goes from wisconsin to all important ohio. and finally to iowa. we have cnn crews scattered across th
. >>> and after the one-two punch of superstorm sandy and a nor'easter, hundreds of thousands remain without power in the northeast, including an estimated 150,000 customers in three long island counties. new york governor andrew cuomo offering a stinging critique of the the utily company involved. >> we gave them a franchise because they represented themselves as experts at doing this and they failed. they should be held accountable for their failure. in the meantime, they should be doing everything humanly possible to improve their performance and get these people out of the pain and the suffering that they've been subjected to. >> and president obama will head to new york this thursday to tour the areas impacted by sandy. >>> in fact, some people could be without power until christmas, but lack of power isn't the only problem the sandy victims are dealing with, also long gas lines, limited access to resources and low temperatures from the nor'easter that hit the region. joining me by phone now, a resident of oceanside new york and the father of our intern, emily, it turns out. howard, good morn
jersey did not need another storm nine days after hurricane sandy. rob, looks pretty cold over there. tell me what it is like. >> well, it is cold and it is snowing. little over a week ago when sandy came through the water from the so snan would have been up and over my shoulders. the houses aren't gone but damage all around. a lot of the homes have debris that is pulled out. these guys delivered hot soup. the folks are staying put. the reason is some of their stuff got looted. cold, dangerous night ahead. briefly already seeing record sn snowfall totals. winter storm warnings are posted. so it is incredible to see this snow fall a week after a hurricane came roaring through this area. not what we need and certainly the folks seeing it go down as it goes down on the branchs and power lines. rob, thank you very much indeed. >> corey booker, your area was affected you as well. tell me what your view is as well. it is mother nature's one-two punch. as i was coming in here, i continue to see the fact that we haven't recovered. i have 25,000 people without power. this dgoing to be a bruta
chief janet napolitano gets a firsthand look at sandy's aftermath. she surveyed the devastation in staten island, yesterday. she also took stock of relief and recovery efforts there. sandy is blamed for 113 deaths across various states, 43 in new york alone. thousands are still without power. >>> sunday night football action, bears and texans in chicago. a big night for houston's ariane foster. he rushed for 102 yards on 29 carries. and scored the game's only touchdown. texans defense was all over jay cutler. they nabbed two interceptions before knocking him out of the game with a concussion. final score houston 13, chicago, 6. >> you follow roland martin he was going crazy this weekend. good weekend for roland. another big headline is sports. l.a. lakers making surprising announcement for their head coach position. sources tell the "los angeles times" that former new york knicks head coach mike d'antoni is going to take over after the sudden firing of mike brown after just five games. tiki barber is the author of "tiki: my life in the game and beyond." nice to have you. let's s
superstorm sandy reiter e reiterating that the federal government will be there in the complete rebuilding of this region devastated by that storm. there he is with the governor of new york and also homeland security chief janet napolitano and senators chuck schumer also there as well as the new york city mayor michael bloomberg. you heard the president there also talking about poignant moment with the moore family and many people recall their two sons swept away and he talked about what's been a very emotional visit to the staten island area, but also a kind of reaffirms that resolve that the federal government will be there as best it can in the rebuilding process. our victor blackwell is there, also, in staten island outside of recovery center. so victor, give me an idea what the reception has been like for the president's second now visit, the first post-re-election there to staten island. >> reporter: well, i think the president today said what the people in the community wanted to hear. not just that he would come today and give hugs and kind words as he mentioned but the support the
that cooperation after sandy. you love that? we have all the cooperation from the community college, you like that? that's the way you create jobs. you look all over america. the places that are doing well have government and business and foundations and universities and colleges working together. what is obama's plan? invest into new technologies that we know are going to grow and information technology and biotechnology, in clean energy, in modern manufacturing, in modern agriculture. and train and educate people to do that. he has invested in preschool, in the race to the top, and the finest student reform in my lifetime. now, next year, if the president is reelected, here's what's going to happen for everybody. you can say "win" when you make it happen. because i want you to know what's at stake here. the good news is we still ranked near the top in the world in the percentage of our young people going on to college. the bad news in the last decade is we dropped to 15th in the percentage of our young adults with four-year degrees. and we all know why, don't we? the costs went up. the aid didn'
's interesting, because the cbo believes that. >> we had hurricane sandy that disrupted the economy for a period. we had katrina years ago. there are things that will disrupt the economy. 9/11 was an extraordinary case. but we have a very resilient economy. we've had one for hundreds of years. and the fact that they can't get along for the month of january is not going to torpedo the economy. >> so i want to make clear, he wants to see a deal made. but he says, you have to be willing to go past december 31st. if you need to, you have to make every attempt to reach a deal. but he says, quote, don't roll over and give away the store. he sees the president in his second term being able to hold a very hard line. bottom line, you know where he stands on taxes. he wants them much higher. >> talking about taxes, how much higher? >> that's the question, getting specifics. i asked him that on capital gains taxes, money made off of investment, but also on income taxes for regular people. take a listen. >> are you saying there's no taxation level that's too high? whether it's capital gains or investments o
at lady liberty after superstorm sandy. >> we have a packed show ahead. steny hoyer, harvard economics pro-presser ken rogoff. russell simmons, former presidential candidate jon huntsman and good samaritan larry deprimo. >> gave the boots to the homeless man. we're going to get the whole back story there. it is friday, november 30th. tgif. to you and you as well. "starting point" begins right now. >>> your elected officials trading insults, playing the blame game here as the clock is winding down on the fiscal cliff. keep in mind time is a-wasting. in 32 days now tax rates soar, spending gets slashed. oh, and don't forget, congress, yeah, they get to take a break for the holidays in 14 days. a recipe for recession. the president is pitching a plan that calls for $1.6 trillion in tax heights and $50 billion in new infrastructure spending. he'll head to a manufacturing plant in pennsylvania to push all this. republicans aren't buying in. listen to house speaker john boehner's reaction. >> despite the claims that the president supports a balanced approach, the democrats have yet to get seriou
for mitt romney. the president captured just about every other group. and just over a week after sandy devastated the northeast, a powerful new storm brings more misery to the hardest hit areas. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> president obama's due back in washington in the next hour. a triumphant return to the white house that will be his home for another four years. a bitter election campaign ended with the president taking virtually all the key swing states beating mitt romney just about every place where it mattered most. but congress will remain divided meaning democrats and republicans must immediately start finding some ways to deal with the prospect of an urgent new financial crisis. in his victory speech, the president said americans voted for action. and he's already called congressional leaders to discuss his agenda. the house speaker, john boehner, says both sides now must work together. and he hints at compromise on tax reform. in the end, president obama won just about all of t
's what we're also working on for the hour. >> 13 days after superstorm sandy slammed the east coast. the commute is new york is still a mess. a look at the recovery effort that has people still struggling to get to work. plus, 18 states offer medical marijuana. now two stits have legalized recreational pot. the health benefits of weed. >>> and scandal on sesame street. this man, the voice of elmo, is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage boy. he denies it. this is cnn, and it's happening now. [ male announcer ] citi turns 200 this year. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ humans -- sometimes life trips us up. and sometimes, we trip ourselves up, but that's okay. at liberty mutual insurance we can "untrip" you as you go through your life with personalized policies a
have cheated. >>> nearly two weeks after superstorm sandy ravaged the east coast, about 127,000 people on long island, new york, remain without power. it is sparking outrage with governor andrew cuomo as well as residents and now officials are vowing to do the job they say utility companies have not. >> what we have felt here is there's an absence of leadership and we're going to step in. we're working directly with the people on the ground to get power restored as quickly as possible. >> later today janet napolitano will make her second trip to staten island, the hardest hit of the new york voros. joining me is howard, a resident. we spoke yesterday. we wanted to check on you and see how you're doing today. any indication yet when you may get power back? >> well, good morning, randi. thanks for having me back. no indication yet. i certainly do appreciate the opportunity to express how disappointed my fellow oceanside residents and i continue to be with the emergency response. the one bright light yesterday is we actually had a sanitation truck come down our block and begin to take som
after he won last night. >>> after getting battered by sandy, many new york and new jersey residents are being evacuated again. another big storm is headed right for them. we'll get the latest. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars. with fifteen grams of protein to help manage hunger... look who's getting smart about her weight. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. and the candidate's speech is in pieces all over the district. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color. the secure cloud just received a revised intro from the strategist's tablet. and while i make my way into the venue, the candidate will be rehearsing off of his phone. [ candidate ] and thanks to every young face i see out there. [ woman ] his phone is one of his biggest supporters. [ female announce
. road to recovery from superstorm sandy is agonizingly slow for so many in the new york area and the new jersey area. this morning more than 600,000 people are still in the dark. can you believe that? 600,000 people still don't have power. >> we don't have power. >> you still don't have power? >> no. >> we just got power then it went out again. >> that's not just from sandy. you still don't have it from sandy. >> correct. >> some people don't have it because the nor'easter came through and knocked down power for some people who got their power restored. new york city and long island have done what new jersey has done, the odd/even system of gas rationing. it begins today in new york. and long island. fema trailers are now en route to areas of new york and new jersey that were the hardest hit by sandy. cnn's susan candiotti is back at asbury park, new jersey. how is it going there? still no power for many of the folks there? >> that's right a lot of people, hundreds of thousands of people here still without power in new jersey. let's start by talking about the gas rationing. there's nothi
on this in the next hour of newsroom. >>> 11 days since superstorm sandy made landfall in new jersey. some residents are just now returning home to survey the damage. this is how one new jersey man described the moment he knew he had to leave his house. >> we rode out the storm until friday morning. friday morning i said i couldn't take any more because they turned the gas off. when they turned the gas off, that was the end for me. i told my wife i would walk across the bridge if i had to. >> and the problems with gas used to heat that man's home just part of the problem. new york and new jersey now rationing gasoline because of a shortage. susan candiotti has been following that part of the story in asbury park, new jersey. what's the plan for rationing? >> reporter: well, i'll tell you. new york city is finally taking a very good idea, good lead from governor christie here in new jersey, because new york city today is starting its own gas rationing, just like new jersey has been doing for the past week. so that is meant to help to try to alleviate the very long lines that continue to be seen time
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